Sorcerous Spyglass

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Sorcerous Spyglass

Artifact

As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.

Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Sorcerous Spyglass Discussion

Quadsimotto on Gravedigger Vannifar

4 days ago

I would think those journeys would be mainboard material as they really give you value from sacking to pull a larger creature out. A Memorial to Folly or two seems to be an auto include here as well. Maybe some Hadana's Climb  Flip Vraska's Contempt , Sorcerous Spyglass Unmoored Ego and Dive Down as sideboard tech.

Memorial and the journey to the mainboard, everything else I mentioned is sideboard tech. The spyglass and contempts are for terferi decks, dive down for decks with lots of removal and the climb for if you are having trouble pushing damage through.

Kjartan on Abzan Sunmare

3 weeks ago

you really need to get Stony Silence and some graveyard hate into that sideboard of yours though.

If I were to ignore price completely, I would upgrade your sideboard to look something like this:

3x Stony Silence

2x Rest in Peace

2x Surgical Extraction

3x Damping Sphere

1x Kambal, Consul of Allocation

1x Thoughtseize

1x Sigarda, Host of Herons

1x Sorcerous Spyglass

1x Deglamer

FastIsFaster on Grixis midrange Control

3 weeks ago

Unmoored Ego might be better than Sorcerous Spyglass out of the SB. For 1 more mana, you can wreck an entire deck rather than turn off one card in hand. I run it in the SB of my control deck (No Veggies, 4 Color Control) and being able to rip wincons out of a deck on turn 3 has been brutal for opponents in G2 and G3. Just a thought, good luck with your brew!

FastIsFaster on Dimir Control: pptq

3 weeks ago

I'd probably take out Memorial to Genius and Sorcerous Spyglass. Search for Azcanta  Flip flipped is better than MtG i think, and Unmoored Ego just does Spyglass's job better. I'm also not sure about Deadeye Tracker, I would probably sub that out for Sentinel Totem if you want to exile graveyards or something like Hostage Taker or more Doom Whisperer or even Thoughtbound Phantasm if you need early game board presence.

APPLE01DOJ on Silver Bullets

1 month ago

Against control Carnage Tyrant is legit. It's not a silver bullet because they run both Settle the Wreckage and Terminus to answer it. And for that same reason you're not going to find an unstoppable answer. Id say 1-2 Tyrant in the main, 2-3 Treetop Village/Stirring Wildwood also in the main with 1-2 Choke and 1-2 Sorcerous Spyglass/Pithing Needle in the side. Will improve your Control match up. Your mana base probably can't afford them but a couple Field of Ruin/Ghost Quarter will also help against both Control & Tron.

As it is your sideboard is really weak. I would revise the whole thing. Especially since you're in white. There is no reason at all you shouldn't be running stuff like Stony Silence.

Against Tron. Basically land hate and exile effects with a quick clock.

So a full Path to Exile play set in the main. Soul Tithe, Oblivion Ring, Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Stony Silence, Damping Sphere, Aven Mindcensor, Gaddock Teeg (which u have). If you want something that works with your deck I would use Wurmcoil Engine. It dodges Ugin & All Is Dust and if they crack an O-Stone will leave bodies behind.

DiverDown on DCI Banhammer

1 month ago

Haha I use Sorcerous Spyglass in my Aminatou EDH Stax list and it works wonders with her -1 flicker ability to constantly see what's in your opponent's hand at any given time and name a new card based on that information you get. If you could add more flicker effects in here you might get some added versatility.

SynergyBuild on An...Uncoventional commander

1 month ago

Deck sounds sweet, Stasis makes a great lock with is, as does Static Orb, Winter Orb, and some tutorage for those cards in the form of Muddle the Mixture, Enlightened Tutor, etc.

From that base, you could go more into turbo-stasis with Blind Obedience, Tangle Wire, Kismet, and Frozen AEther type cards, stax with Sphere of Resistance, Thorn of Amethyst, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, or permission control with Counterspells, Swords to Plowshares, Terminus, Supreme Verdict, and other control cards.

This could also be backed up be a strong walker plan, think Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Jace, Architect of Thought.

Additionally, Teferi works well without creatures, you could run Humility as one of the harshest anti-creature cards, Cursed Totem to shut off more commanders, etc.

In a playgroup filled with walker commanders, Pithing Needle and Sorcerous Spyglass are great removal, as is anything else that can do similar effects. Suppression Field forces the issue that Stasis asks:

Can you pay for that?

Also, with a stax plan, or a control one in general, Rhystic Study is more powerful than usual, and never forget Mystic Remora! These cards should be pretty good.


Other than that, more cards that fit here are:

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Brago, King Eternal (flickers walkers to reset counters&activations for the turn), Azorius Signet, Cyclonic Rift, Fellwar Stone, Sol Ring, Chrome Mox, Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Swan Song, Path to Exile, Damping Sphere, Rings of Brighthearth (doubles walker activations!), Inspiring Statuary, Sphinx's Revelation, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Return to Dust, Fact or Fiction, Mystical Tutor, Arcane Denial, Teferi's Protection, Rewind, Reality Shift, Tragic Arrogance, Cleansing Nova, Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, Mind Stone, Sensei's Divining Top, etc.

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